The inside of my head has been an annoying place to be as of late. The bulk of my self-talk centres around despondency and frustration and the GIANT gap between what I’m doing and what I want to be doing – including my ability to add to my Tao Te Ching commentaries here. Grumble… I’m … More ToV 21 – Grumble Grumble …Ah!
I’ve had a number of people ask me of late how to get started in meditation, where to go, what you actually do, books to read. Rather than trying to squeeze answers into a tweet or fit advice in over the bustle of a dinner, I’m just going to sit down and gather all my thoughts and … More Meditation, How to Begin
The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. I’ve been reading my niece fairy stories. As an aside, if you want to make great gobs of cash, find something small girls obsess over (like fairies or ponies or princesses), write a story about it, when it’s a hit write the … More ToV 5 – making friends with your goblins
The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The only advice I got on Taoist meditation was: try not to try not to think. There are things you’re just never going to accomplish if you really put your head to them. When I gave my friend this book, he complained of the … More ToV 1 – try not to try not to think